Friday, March 27th, 1964 was a warm, sunny day on the North Oregon Coast. Anyone listening to the radio or watching TV around 7 p.m. that night had the normal programming interrupted by breaking news of a very large and destructive earthquake along the south coast of Alaska.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — For years now, if a commuter were to glance to the north side of the San Mateo Bridge, they might see a lonely barge, painted with the words “Lind Marine,” floating a few hundred yards from the shoreline.
Under the Climate Commitment Act, the money will go toward funding climate solutions and investing in communities that face environmental injustice.
COVINGTON, WA / In a new campaign launched today, Washington fish farming workers, who have grown affordable, high-quality fish in Puget Sound for over 40 years, are speaking out for the first time to expose the pain they and their families have endured as the result of DNR Commissioner Hilary Franz's unilateral and unscientific decision to ban fish farming in state waters.
U.S. and Canadian agencies worked together to deter orcas from the affected areas
Tuba Özkan-Haller, an Oregon State University professor, noted international oceanography researcher, and leader of university research initiatives and diversity, equity and inclusion actions, has been named dean of the university’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.
Collaborative projects in Alaska and Washington will promote community-led science, knowledge-sharing to support environmental justice
A new report released by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office shows that salmon in Washington still are struggling and face increasing difficulty brought on by climate change and other challenges.
Cougars can swim remarkably long distances, braving orcas and boats, to survive in the Olympic Peninsula.
In 2016, David Cottrell dropped a load of rocks on Washington State’s Washaway Beach to see if he could reverse the erosion—an effort that has caught the attention of engineers.
Vehicle access to two locations along the beach at Lincoln City could be discontinued under a proposal under review by the Lincoln City Council and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
SAN JUAN CHANNEL, Wash. — The earthy, fishy smell wafted aboard Joseph Gaydos’ research vessel first. Then came the guttural growls. Dozens of massive tan Steller’s sea lions were resting on the rocky islet.
David Cottrell dropped $400 worth of rock on “washaway beach” to see what would happen. Now engineers are watching, too.
Tourist visits to Oregon’s rugged coast are higher than to any other part of the state. Nearly half of this coastline is rocky, featuring tide pools, headland cliffs, offshore rocks and islands, and submerged reefs—all of which support abundant marine wildlife and hold significant economic, social, and cultural value.
Pinto abalone, a marine snail the size of a fist, is not a typically charismatic creature, said state Fish and Wildlife abalone biologist Katie Sowul. But the mollusk, listed on the state’s endangered species list, plays an important ecological role within the Salish Sea.
Washington’s 56 cities and counties with marine shorelines are experiencing this winter’s final cycle of king tides.
Increased sea lice infestations, scientists say are caused by salmon farms, threaten the already-vulnerable wild Pacific salmon populations in western Canada, worrying conservationists and First Nations.
Four dams on the Klamath River in northern California and southern Oregon will be removed this summer. For stakeholders, it’s been a long, strange trip to reach this point in the dams’ history.
Low meat yields and domoic acid pushed the first day of the 2022-2023 crabbing season to Jan. 15
A 'once-in-a-generation' project could help Washington's coastal cities of Hoquiam and Aberdeen hold off economically devastating climate disasters.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A 40-foot sperm whale that washed up dead on Oregon’s northwestern coast was killed after being struck by a ship, federal biologists said Monday.
Six rocky areas on the Oregon Coast are being considered for conservation. Andy Lanier is the Marine Affairs Coordinator for the Department of Land Conservation and Development. He said the sites have been through a multi-year process, including engagement with nearby communities.
(The Center Square) – It may be rainy and cold but the Meadowdale Beach Park in Snohomish County is open for public access on Jan. 7.
It was a good news, bad news year for humpback whales residing in the Salish Sea on the West Coast.
Less than five years ago, prospects appeared bright for Bering Sea crab fishers. Stocks were abundant and healthy, federal biologists said, and prices were near all-time highs.